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Great Lakes Untamed: December 5 – 19

Join us for a special documentary film series next month, a fascinating and visually stunning natural history of the largest freshwater ecosystem on Earth. Produced by Merit Motion Pictures, Great Lakes Untamed includes 3 episodes, which will be screened on the following dates:

December 5: Source to Sea

December 12: The Big Freeze

December 19: Marvels & Mysteries

All three presentations will take place at 7:00 pm, in our Program Room.

Holiday Children’s Book Drive: through December 16

The Friends of the GLCL invite you to support their annual children’s holiday book drive. The program has been remarkably successful over the past quarter century, sharing the gift of reading with thousands of area children. To help guide your shopping, a “Wish List” is available at both the library and the Cottage Book Shop in Glen Arbor, which offers a generous 20% discount on books purchased for the program, along with complimentary gift-wrapping. You can also bring your gift-wrapped book directly to the library before the December 16 deadline. Books will then be distributed in time for the holidays, with support from our community partners, including Glen Lake Elementary School, Parenting Communities, Leelanau Children’s Center and Family Daycare Homes.

Stories & More for Preschoolers: Thursdays at 11:00 am

Preschool children and their caregivers are invited to these fun weekly gatherings. Miss Maryellen leads a lively hour of stories, songs, rhymes and hands-on craft activities, helping young learners develop vital early literacy skills, and helping families discover all the library has to offer. No advance registration is needed – just drop in and join the fun. Stories & More takes place weekly throughout the school year, with the exception of selected holidays. Check our calendar for schedule updates.

Greeting Card Workshop: December 20, 1:00 pm

Create your own special birthday card with paper crafter Susan Schneider. Susan is a part-time Empire resident, and life-long crafting enthusiast. She’ll provide everything you need to make a fun, festive card. To save a seat, please contact the library to register by Monday, December 18.

History Hounds: from the Historical Society of Michigan

Explore fascinating topics in Michigan history with these weekly virtual lectures, presented by the Historical Society of Michigan, and available free of charge to patrons of the Glen Lake Library. Lectures are presented on Tuesday afternoons at noon, or Wednesday evenings at 7:00, in alternating weeks. Register in advance to receive the Zoom meeting link, specifying the Glen Lake Community Library as your member organization.

TALK: Text and Learn for Kindergarten

Here’s a great new resource to support early childhood learning, delivered right to your cell phone. Register via a brief online form, and receive 8 – 10 text messages per month, each outlining a simple activity you can share with your little one. Or, even more simply, just text TALK to 75547. Many thanks to the Ypsilanti District Library and their partners for making this service available to all Michigan residents!